✦ Hauskanpitoa ja nostalgiaa 1930–40-lukujen rytmeihin ✦
Lindy Hop is the first of the swing dances, and it is the one from which all other rock'n'swing dances have later evolved. It was danced in the 1920s in the USA, and its peak coincided with the golden age of big bands and swing music from 1935 to 1940. Initially, Lindy Hop was danced by African Americans in Harlem's jazz and swing clubs, but gradually, the enthusiasm spread among the white population as well. During the war, knowledge of the dance spread worldwide along with American soldiers and movies.
Lindy Hop is an energetic, rhythmic, and versatile partner dance that is now danced all over the world. It can be danced to both fast and slow jazz and swing music, primarily in an open dance position, with improvised moves and patterns.
West Coast Swing
✦ Modernia ja monipuolista swingiä radiohitteihin ✦
West Coast Swing is a globally popular partner dance that can be danced to a variety of music, including radio chart-toppers, timeless blues, or gentle ballads. This dance is not confined to rigid patterns but evolves with the times. Due to its versatility, it is highly addictive and captivating.
One of the great aspects of West Coast Swing is the improvised musical interpretation and the freedom to make the dance one's own. Additionally, in this dance, the follower has more opportunities to influence the course and styling of the dance compared to many other partner dances, which makes dancing more interesting for leaders as well.
✦ Eleganssia ja suuria tunteita argentiinalaisittain ✦
Argentine tango is based on interpreting the rhythm and melody of tango music and dancing with free lead and follow in a closed dance embrace. The music mainly originates from 1920s-1940s Argentina, but tango can also be danced to other rhythms such as waltz or modern electrotango.
Learning the basics of Argentine tango requires some patience. Tango is an improvised dance where the leader chooses the movements freely, interpreting the music. Individual combinations can be created from learned patterns, so there is no need to memorize long sequences of steps. The most important aspect is listening to and connecting with your partner, and investing in the shared dance experience. Tango provides challenges for both beginners and experienced dancers.